Teaching spoken English to adults has officially gained importance since new, important
changes occurred in modern curriculums around the world after 2010. This paper attempts to shed light on
what characterizes real speaking tasks. Additionally, it discusses whether the course books used in Moldova,
manage to live up to their reputations and to what extent teachers make use of them. Moreover, it provides
the six criteria- which can be defined as “any activities that encourage and require a learner to speak with
and listen to other learners” [10, p.41] and ideally illustrates that pair work and group work offers undisputed
benefits that may very well outweigh all the challenges that could be argued when organizing the class this
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